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Pat-Downs Aren't About Security

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RUSH: You know, just to show you how screwed up I've been the last 12 hours I've been thinking about Janet Reno. Yeah. I know. (laughing) I know. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. No, I'm just thinking, say what you want about Janet Reno, she'd have sent the tanks into these airports the moment she heard the kids were getting molested. She burned down the Branch Davidian Compound when she found out what was going on in there.

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RUSH: We have updates on all the groping going on. And, as I said yesterday, it really isn't that much. It's not happening that much, but what is happening is being amplified. There is a concerted effort here to get this news out there. CNN has a story headlined: "Despite Attention, it's Not all Grab and Scan at Airports -- Dennis Gossard is fine with the enhanced security techniques at U.S. airports, and he said security agents are welcome to pat him down all they want if it keeps air travel safe." So here is CNN doing the bidding of the regime, a guy willing and happy to give up his freedom for what he thinks is a little security. He's willing to sacrifice his freedom for the first stages of a police state. This guy, 63 years old, from Glendale, California, he was speaking in Atlanta, flew in there to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport. He said, "They can pat me down for three hours if it's going to save someone's life."

"From the volume of the public outcry as enhanced measures have been rolled out at more airports this month, you might think Americans were getting groped right and left. But the Transportation Security Administration estimates that less than 3 percent of air travelers will receive enhanced pat-downs, which some travelers have called 'groping' or worse." So it is not widespread, but there is controversy attached to it. The regime and the media work in tandem to make this look like it is happening all over the place worldwide, nationwide, happening every time somebody goes through the scanners. Yet we haven't had any reports today, and this is busiest travel day of the year. And we haven't had any horror stories today. We're supposed to get delays. Well, Spirit Airlines' computer system crashed, but nothing to do with the TSA.

You know, speaking of all this, I was thinking about Janet Reno. I was also thinking about Obama and Arizona. This is the same bunch groping us that finds it an outrage to ask illegal immigrants in Arizona for their papers. So it's clear here that there's something going on. The American people are being targeted for some objective here. I think a lot of it is to see what we'll put up with, 'cause this is not security. This is not about security. This is searching for things. This is not searching for terrorists. The people at CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has sent out a press release suggesting that Muslims pat themselves down at the airports, don't let anybody else do it. Muslims are to pat themselves down then report what they find. No, I'm not joking. I don't think I printed it out. I read it. You know, I better not even go there. I better not even talk -- here I find myself talking about it. I didn't print it out. But, yeah, supposed to pat themselves down and then tell the agents what they find and that's what they're being advised to do. It is what it is.

The TSA, you gotta look at these guys. They're just doing what your average high school guy does on his first date, seeing how far they can go. No more complicated than that, first base, second base, triple, home run. There is a woman out there suggesting she was targeted because of her big breasts, but how does she really know that?

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RUSH: Very simple solution to the TSA putting its hands in people's underwear: Don't wear any! Don't wear any! I know people that don't wear any underwear. I mean, if you don't wear any underwear, they'll end up creating a special line for people like you, probably the commando line, absolutely, the commando line, and maybe a separate bar. The airport gets wind of this, they'll set up a separate bar for people traveling commando. There are all kinds of ways to deal with the regime on this.

Here is the CAIR travel advisory press release: "Special recommendations for Muslim women who wear hijab... Instead of the pat-down, you can always request to pat down your own scarf, including head and neck area, and have the officers perform a chemical swipe of your hands." And, of course, if you find anything in your head scarf, by all means, tell people what you found in there! I was not making it up.

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RUSH: Let's go to New York and Ryan. Great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hello. Dittos, Rush. I was just calling to ask about the article in The Hill talking about Janet Napolitano wanting to expand body scanners to trains, boats, and metro.

RUSH: Yeah, mass transit out there, yes.

CALLER: Right. I'm just thinking not only is this an expansion of government, but is this possibly Democrats trying to combat unemployment? Because obviously with that great expansion comes people that need to be hired to do it.

RUSH: You mean to conduct the searches?

CALLER: Right, to conduct the searches, to operate the body scanners, you know, put it at the Lincoln Tunnel, all those kinds of things out here.

RUSH: I don't think you have to pay these people.

CALLER: You saw what happened with the census takers, you know, where we had --

RUSH: I frankly don't think you'd have to pay these people. If you advertise what the skill set required is, here's what we're looking for as we search people on trains and boats and in tunnels where it's dark, hell, just get the subscriber list at Craigslist. You wouldn't have to hire anybody.

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RUSH: We just had a caller who suggested we could solve the unemployment problem by hiring the unemployed to be the new TSA agents as we expand to buses and trains, subways and so forth. Last night on PBS, the Charlie Rose Show, Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security secretary appeared, and Charlie Rose said, "What will they, the terrorists, be thinking in the future?" Charlie Rose wanting to know from Janet Napolitano, what will the terrorists be thinking?

NAPOLITANO: Well, I think they're gonna continue to probe the system and try to find a way through. I think the tighter we get on aviation we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime, so what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there.

RUSH: Right. So if now the bus terminals get hit and the trains, obviously she's gonna have had inside information, 'cause she knows. Charlie Rose asked her what they're thinking, and she said that. Now, bus stations, I mean you don't have to waste your time there. You ever been to Port Authority? It's already going on in there. People go into bus stations for pat-downs, same sex or otherwise, since there have been buses. You put agents in there, where are people gonna go to get their reputations back when you catch 'em red-handed doing that and they're not even threats.

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RUSH: I have a question. Is this the same Janet Napolitano who has no problem with an open border with Mexico? It is, right? It's the same Janet Napolitano who doesn't think we ought to make illegals show their papers; the same Janet Napolitano who thinks Arizona's going way overboard in simply trying to implement the existing federal law on immigration; the same Janet Napolitano who has no problem whatsoever with an open border with Mexico, but we've gotta make sure the American people, at least some of them, are humiliated in these pat-down searches looking for terrorists at our airports.

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